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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
ch resulted in the greatest heroism. And it is history to say that the defense of Sumter and Wagner are feats of war unsurpassed in ancient or modern times. I now propose, before closing, to review a few passages of General Gillmore's book, published just after the war, and, as appears on its title-page, by authority. Most of its errors have already been refuted in my Morris Island report, which is given, in extenso, in the second volume of the Military operations of General Beauregard (Harper & Brothers: pp. 102 et seq.) It only remains, therefore, to comment briefly upon certain misapprehensions and false conclusions of the author. See paper by General Gillmore, written in 1887, to follow.--editors. General Gillmore was considered during the war the first engineer officer in the Federal service. Such is his standing up to this day. He had evidently been sent in command of the Department of the South, to effect what General Hunter had failed to do, to wit, the capture of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
the Valley in a way least injurious to the people. These instructions, which were intended for Hunter, were destined to be carried out by another, and how well this was accomplished it is my purpose to recount. Hunter's failure to capture Lynchburg in the spring of 1864 [see p. 492] and his retreat by a circuitous line opened the Valley to General Early, who had gone to the relief of Lynchburg. Marching down the Valley and taking possession of it without serious opposition, Early turned Harper's Ferry, which was held by a Union force under Sigel, and crossed into Maryland at Shepherdstown. The governors of New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts were called on for hundred-days men to repel the invasion, and later the Army of the Potomac supplied its quota of veterans as a nucleus around which the new levies could rally. General Early marched on Washington, and on the 11th of July was in front of the gates of the capital. The following day, after a severe engagement in which t
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864. (search)
h N. J., Maj. Lambert Boeman, Capt. Charles D. Claypool; 15th N. J., Lieut.-Col. Edward L. Campbell, Capt. James W. Penrose. Brigade loss: k, 17; w, 129; m, 19 =165. Second Brigade, Col. Joseph E. Hamblin, Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie (w), Lieut.-Col. Egbert Olcott: 2d Conn. Heavy Artillery, Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie, Maj. Edward W. Jones; 65th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Thomas H. Higginbotham, Capt. Henry C. Fisk; 121st N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Egbert Olcott, Capt. Daniel D. Jackson; 95th and 96th Pa., Capt. John Harper. Brigade loss: k, 52; w, 272; m, 80 =404. Third Brigade (at Winchester and not engaged in the battle), Col. Oliver Edwards: 37th Mass., Lieut.-Col. George L. Montague; 49th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Baynton J. Hickman; 82d Pa., Col. Isaac C. Bassett; 119th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Gideon Clark; 2d R. I. (batt'n), Capt. Elisha H. Rhodes; 5th Wis. (batt'n), Maj. Charles W. Kempf; 17th Pa. Cavalry, Maj. Coe Durland. Second division, Brig.-Gen. George W. Getty, Brig.-Gen. Lewis A. Grant, Brig.-Gen. Geo
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Petersburg and Richmond: December 31st, 1864. (search)
. First Brigade, Capt. Baldwin Hufty: 1st N. J. (3 co's), Lieut. Jacob L. Hutt; 2d N. J. (1 co.), Lieut. Adolphus Weiss; 4th N. J., Capt. Ebenezer W. Davis; 10th N. J., Capt. James W. McNeely; 15th N. J. (1 co. 3d N. J. attached), Capt. James W. Penrose; 40th N. J. (2 co's), Capt. John Edelstein. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Ranald S. Mackenzie: 2d Conn. Heavy Art'y, Lieut.-Col. James Hubbard; 65th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Henry C. Fisk; 121st N. Y., Capt. James W. Cronkite; 95th Pa. (6 co's), Maj. John Harper. Third Brigade, Col. Thomas S. Allen: 37th Mass., Maj. Rufus P. Lincoln; 49th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Baynton J. Hickman; 82d Pa., Lieut.-Col. James R. Neiler; 119th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Gideon Clark; 2d R. I. (6 co's), Capt. Elisha H. Rhodes; 5th Wis., Lieut.-Col. James M. Bull. Second division, Brig.-Gen. George W. Getty (on leave), Brig.-Gen. Lewis A. Grant. First Brigade, Col. James M. Warner (on leave), Col. George P. Foster: 62d N. Y., Maj. William H. Baker; 93d Pa., Lieut.-Col. Charle
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Appomattox campaign. (search)
, Brig.-Gen. Frank Wheaton. First Brigade, Col. William H. Penrose: 1st and 4th N. J. (batt'n), Lieut.-Col. Baldwin Hufty; 2d N. J. (2 co's), Capt. Adolphus Weiss; 3d N. J. (1 co.), Capt. James H. Comings; 10th N. J., Capt. James W. McNeely; 15th N. J., Maj. Ebenezer W. Davis; 40th N. J., Col. Stephen R. Gilkyson. Second Brigade, Col. Joseph E. Hamblin: 2d Conn. Heavy Art'y, Col. James Hubbard; 65th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Henry C. Fisk; 121st N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Egbert Olcott; 95th Pa., Lieut.-Col. John Harper. Third Brigade, Col. Oliver Edwards: 37th Mass., Capt. Archibald Hopkins; 49th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Baynton J. Hickman; 82d Pa., Col. Isaac C. Bassett; 119th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Gideon Clark, Maj. William C. Gray; 2d R. I., Lieut.-Col. Elisha H. Rhodes; 5th Wis., Col. Thomas S. Allen. Second division, Brig.-Gen. George W. Getty. First Brigade, Col. James M. Warner: 62d N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Theodore B. Hamilton ; 93d Pa., Col. Charles W. Eckman; 98th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Charles Reen, Capt. B